4 - 7 March 2024
00:01 - 23:59 CET

This training provides an eminent overview of the key process steps involved in converting raw materials into a glass melt ready to be delivered to the forming process. The general description of glass production enables trainees who desire generic knowledge of glass melting to understand the challenges of glass production. You will have a clear view of the main challenges in glass production and how they are linked to raw materials, furnace design, and process settings.


• Overview of the glass melting process
• Composition, structure, and properties of glass
• From raw materials to melt
• Redox definition
• Quality of the melt: fining and foaming
• Coloration and discoloration
• Heat transfer
• Reducing energy consumption
• Combustion and emission reductions
• Electrical boosting and melting
• Glass quality: solid inclusions, bubbles, and seeds

Corinne Claireaux
Corinne Claireaux studied glass and materials chemistry in Rennes and obtained her PhD from the Sorbonne University in Paris in 2014. She worked as an internal trainer and R&D project leader for Saint-Gobain, improving or developing new glass formulations for different businesses and products (float, glass wool, glass-ceramics). She joined CelSian as a glass scientist and trainer in 2019.
Oscar Verheijen
Oscar Verheijen obtained his PhD from Eindhoven Technical University before joining TNO as a R&D project manager and business development manager of sustainable technologies. He is now R&D and training team leader at CelSian, Board member of the GlassTrend, member of the steering committee of the Dutch Glass Industry (NCNG) and represents the NCNG at European level.
Training costs € 2.190,- per participant. An early bird discount of € 1800 applies until April 30, for the first 10 participants. Prices include lunches and 1 dinner, tax and duties excluded.
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